“Today, not only did Fox Lake lose a family member – I lost a really dear friend”. Communication with him was misplaced quickly after, stated Lake County Sheriff’s Workplace spokesman Sgt. “There’s been a number of these incidents and we just need to make sure the other officers and other communities see that we are a family”.
FOX LAKE, IL (WKOW) – Authorities have expanded the search area as they try to track down three suspects wanted in the shooting death of a northern Illinois police officer. No one is in custody, and Lake County Sheriff’s Detective Cris Covelli says they can not officially connect this sighting with the shooting of Lt. Joe Gliniwicz in Fox Lake Tuesday. Det. The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force has taken over the main investigation and is following leads.
“We are making progress”, Cmdr.
Tuesday morning drove home the sobering reality of what it can mean to be a police officer. Filenko said there was no indication that he was intentionally targeted, but authorities did not rule out that possibility. Police cleared every home in the cordoned-off area, while fielding more than 100 tips.
“I immediately burst into tears, and I just couldn’t believe what I was being told”, he said. Senseless acts of violence against our police officers are unacceptable and deplorable.
Coaching teenage trainees in the police Explorer program was what Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz loved to do best.
” ‘He’s got four sons who are going to have to go on alone, ‘ said Terry Resetar, the fallen officer’s mother-in-law”.
There was intense police activity near Volo and Lakemoor, Ill., south of Fox Lake, late Wednesday night.
She’s strongly condemned the “recent and brutal” killings, saying “our hearts are broken over this”. She listed the shootings of churchgoers in Charleston, S.C.; moviegoers in Louisiana; military personnel in Tennessee; and the two television journalists killed last week during a live broadcast in Virginia.
Authorities have employed 45 dogs in their search, along with six aircraft, Covelli said.
“Fox Lake unit 6740, checking your status”, the dispatcher called out. “A void that can never be filled”. “Joe,” Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit said at a news conference Tuesday.
It is not merely local officials who are taking part in the manhunt. Parents and village officials are meeting Wednesday afternoon to determine whether schools will be open Thursday.
“Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this very hard time for our community”, John Ahlemeyer, superintendent of Gavin School District 37, wrote in a message to parents announcing the cancellation of school.
“Today could be the day where you’re in a fight for your life”.
Gliniewicz, a 30-year veteran of the force, was found fatally shot in a swampy area near an old cement plant after pursuing three people, at around 8 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The only descriptions Gliniewicz gave of the men was that two of the men were white and one was black.
There are few specifics as to who exactly authorities are searching for, however, as the manhunt enters its second day.
“The coming days will be even more hard as we remember him as a police officer, a father and a member of our community”, Schmit said.
“It would be fundamental police procedure to at least stop and ask them why they’re there”, he said.